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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re: Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

Voting should be a civic obligation for everyone in this country. The United States is supposed to be the role model for democracy, but 58 other countries have better voter turnout. Some third-world countries are able to get 90% voters out to the polls. Americans suck as voters.

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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

creimer Re:No longer supports 32-bit architecture (64 comments)

I figured that out with FreeNAS on an older Dell system. It was always crashing. The minimum hardware requirements for FreeNAS 9.x was more demanding than previous versions. In particular, ZFS required 8GB minimum (or 1GB per terabyte of raw storage) for optimal performance. Rebuilt the system with a different old Dell system that had more memory.

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

If the Democrats were bots, they would have come out and supported their candidates during the midterm election. They didn't. The Republicans has the largest House majority since 1928 (before the 1929 stock market crash and Great Depression) elected by the lowest turnout since 1942 (World War 2). Go figure.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

As a moderate conservative, I never had a problem being a Republican or Democract in Silicon Valley. Then again, I don't go out of my way to alienate people with political and/or religious views. I state my opinons regardless if I get mod down, up or sideways.

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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

creimer Re: How about over 10 years? (279 comments)

The thread was about programs that generated HTML code. Over ten years ago, Dreamweaver and FrontPage produced horrible HTML. As someone else pointed, people don't write HTML anymore because another program generates it for them.

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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released

creimer No longer supports 32-bit architecture (64 comments)

Another OS that has dropped support for 32-bit architecture. This is probably not an issue for most users as 32-bit processors are less common these days. If you have an older machine with a 32-bit processor, you can't slap on the latest and greatest *nix OS.

2 days ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

creimer Re: How about over 10 years? (279 comments)

You have obviously never dealt with designers who couldn't write HTML to get themselves out of a paperbag. Over ten years ago, most web designers were graphic artists who could use either Dreamweaver or FrontPage. Show them trivial HTML, they saw alphabit soup.

2 days ago
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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?

creimer Re: How about over 10 years? (279 comments)

If you know how to hand code HTML, you can determined what went wrong with the HTML that another program spits out. As a QA tester at one company in the late 1990's, I wrote many tickets for the website team to fix the HTML that Dreamweaver and FrontPage generated.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

Let's not forget that Ronald Reagan was the Tea Partier of his day. The Republican Establishment didn't want him back then. After he won the nomination and won the election, the Republican Establishment became Reganites.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

Don't blame the media for Palin self-destructing under the national limelight. The blame belongs with the McCain campaign for plucking her out of obscurity without vetting her, and the Republcian Party for not allowing McCain to pick Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his vice presidential candidate.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

I once did a bible study with a middle-aged man while in the college ministry. He believed in angels. His living room had thousands of angel statues of all shapes and sizes. With a half-dozen candles lit, his living room looked like a medieval monastery shrine. Forget about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They're no match for angels.

A few years later, I would have a roommate who believes that angels were from outer space. That's a UFO niche unto itself.

2 days ago
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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run

creimer Re:Can Iowa handle a circus that large? (417 comments)

Ever noticed that most strident, pro-Republican commentators are almost always ACs? I've noticed this in other political comment boards that Republcian commentators are almost always anonymous, as if they're ashamed to associate their real name with the Republican party.

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China Brushes Out Distinctive Hues of Names

creimer creimer writes  |  more than 5 years ago

creimer writes "The New York Times is reporting that some Chinese citizens will have to change their name for the new identity cards.

"The bureau's computers, however, are programmed to read only 32,252 of the roughly 55,000 Chinese characters, according to a 2006 government report. The result is that Miss Ma and at least some of the 60 million other Chinese with obscure characters in their names cannot get new cards — unless they change their names to something more common.""

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creimer creimer writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Christopher D. Reimer writes "The New York Times is reporting the death of John W. Backus, 82, creator of the FORTRAN programming language. From the article: 'Mr. Backus and his youthful team, then all in their 20s and 30s, devised a programming language that resembled a combination of English shorthand and algebra. Fortran, short for Formula Translator, was very similar to the algebraic formulas that scientists and engineers used in their daily work. With some training, they were no longer dependent on a programming priesthood to translate their science and engineering problems into a language a computer would understand.'"
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creimer creimer writes  |  about 8 years ago

Chris Reimer writes "The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that only one percent of web pages are sexually explict. From the article: 'A confidential analysis of Internet search queries and a random sample of Web pages taken from Google and Microsoft's giant Internet indices showed that only about 1 percent of all Web pages contain sexually explicit material. [...] The ACLU said the analysis, by Philip B. Stark, a professor of statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, did not appear to substantially help the Department of Justice in its effort to prove that criminal penalties are necessary to protect minors from exposure to sexually explicit information on the Internet.'"
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creimer creimer writes  |  about 8 years ago

Chris Reimer writes "The New York Times is reporting a federal investigation of the the Venezuelan owners of Smartmatic Corporation, a voting software company, and whether the anti-U.S. government is trying to influence the U.S. midterm elections. According to the article: 'Government officials familiar with the Smartmatic inquiry said they doubted that even if the Chávez government was some kind of secret partner in the company, it would try to influence elections in the United States. But some of them speculated that the purchase of Sequoia could help Smartmatic sell its products in Latin America and other developing countries, where safeguards against fraud are weaker.'"
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creimer creimer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Chris Reimer writes "Call me an old fart but I been trying to find a brand new manual typewriter at a reasonable price so I can fulfill my Hemingway fantasy of writing on a typewriter and drinking a shot between pages. (The MacBook is nice but falls a bit short in the fantasy department.) There seem to be only one model from two different vendors (the MS 25 from Olivetti and Royal). Does anyone know if there are other manual typewriters available?"
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creimer creimer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Chris Reimer writes "The BBC is reporting that the American Bluegills fish is being used as an early warning system for dangerous substances in the local water supply. From the article: 'A small number of fish are kept in tanks which are constantly filled with water from the municipal supply. The computerised system registers changes in the fishes' vital signs and sends an alert when something is wrong. Since 11 September 2001, the US government has taken the threat of attacks on water supplies seriously.'"

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